In this episode we discuss the essay A Mathematician's Lament by Paul Lockhart, which lays out interesting ideas about mathematics education. We then talk about whether the current public education system is any good, if we can anthropomorphize society. We also learn two new words.
Lockhartâs Lament (the essay in pdf)
A Mathematicianâs Lament (the book version on Amazon)
Integrated Mathematics from Western Michigan University
Some Proofs WIthout Words
Einsteinâs Thought Experiment on Going the Speed of Light